Rome in winter


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February 18th 2012
Published: April 11th 2012EDIT THIS ENTRY

Rome connoisseurs know that winter is the best time of all In winter, the marble and travertine edges are sharper, the colours are more vivid and the low-flying sun turns Rome into a huge Baroque stage set.



Lee Marshall, The Telegraph 6 Nov 2010

Here are some impressions from February 2012 when Rome was covered in snow for the first time in 26 years. See also Vatican and Rome in summer.


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ColosseumColosseum
Colosseum

The exterior of the Colosseum, showing the partially intact outer wall (left) and the mostly intact inner wall (right)
ColosseumColosseum
Colosseum

The original facade of the Colosseum
Fountain of the Four Rivers, Piazza NavonaFountain of the Four Rivers, Piazza Navona
Fountain of the Four Rivers, Piazza Navona

The fountain was designed in 1651 and features four river gods
Sant' Agnese in Agone and Egyptian obelisk, Piazza NavonaSant' Agnese in Agone and Egyptian obelisk, Piazza Navona
Sant' Agnese in Agone and Egyptian obelisk, Piazza Navona

The 17th century Baroque church stands on the western side of Piazza Navona
Rome by the bookRome by the book
Rome by the book

Fountain of Neptune, Piazza Navona
Fountain of Neptune, Piazza NavonaFountain of Neptune, Piazza Navona
Fountain of Neptune, Piazza Navona

Completed in 1878, this fountain features the imposing sculpture of Neptune fighting with an octopus
Piazza NavonaPiazza Navona
Piazza Navona

The piazza looking north
Moor Fountain, Piazza NavonaMoor Fountain, Piazza Navona
Moor Fountain, Piazza Navona

The statue of the moor was added in 1653
Trevi fountainTrevi fountain
Trevi fountain

Standing 26 metres high and 20 metres wide the Trevi fountain is the largest fountain in Rome and one of the most famous in the world
Column of Marcus AureliusColumn of Marcus Aurelius
Column of Marcus Aurelius

This beautifully detailed Roman victory column dates from the second century AD
Detail of column of Marcus AureliusDetail of column of Marcus Aurelius
Detail of column of Marcus Aurelius

The column tells the story of Marcus Aurelius' Danubian wars
PantheonPantheon
Pantheon

Commissioned by Marcus Agrippa as a temple to all the gods of Ancient Rome it was rebuilt by Emperor Hadrian in about 126 AD


24th June 2012

Stunning photos!
You're absolutely right. Rome in winter is most charming!
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